Thursday, November 05, 2015

Mathematics and information literacy: chat and article

On November 16th, 2-3 PM US Eastern time EST (that's 7-8pm UK time) there is the November Science and Technology (ACRL STS) Information Literacy Chat. Jeffra Diane Bussmann (Senior Assistant Librarian at California State University East Bay) and Jeffrey Bond (Science Librarian at Texas Christian University), will summarise results of a survey and lead a discussion on Information Literacy in Mathematics. It is recommended that beforehand you look at:
- Bussmann, J. D., & Bond, J. D. (2015). Information Literacy in Mathematics Undergraduate Education: Where Does It Stand Today? Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 81, DOI:10.5062/F4WM1BD8
- Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). (2015). Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Retrieved from
Questions to be discussed include:
- How have you been most successful in teaching information literacy for math students?
- How have you been most challenged?
- Have you made use of the new information literacy framework in your instruction to math students? Have you thought about how to make use of it? Which of the threshold concepts seem most relevant to math students?
The discussion is in Adobe Connect: go to
If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before: test your connection at and get an overview at
STS Monthly chats are archived at
Photo by Sheila Webber: Seagull overlooking Tallinn, October 2015

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